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Carrier Board Design Guides

Carrier Board Layout Guideā€‹

The freely downloadable Layout Guide offers extensive details on:

  1. PCB Stack-Up
  2. Trace impedance
  3. Component placement and schematic optimizations
  4. High-speed designs and layout considerations
  5. How to avoid signal integrity and EMC issues on the carrier board
  6. Layout Requirements of Interfaces:
    • PCI Express
    • SATA
    • Ethernet
    • USB
    • Parallel RGB LCD Interface
    • LVDS LCD Interface
    • HDMI/DVI
    • Analogue VGA
    • Parallel Camera Interface
    • IĀ²C
    • Display Serial Interface (MIPI/DSI with D-PHY)
    • Camera Serial Interface (MIPI/CSI-2 with D-PHY)

It is available at the Carrier Board Layout Guide Doc.

Carrier Board Design Guidesā€‹

The freely downloadable Carrier Board Design Guides provide information about various interfaces and include reference schematics.

Custom Verdin Carrier Boardā€‹

Custom Apalis Carrier Boardā€‹

Custom Colibri Carrier Boardā€‹


For Colibri modules, there is an additional compatibility guide. It is provided as an Excel file that contains a comparison of all SODIMM pin functions and the RGB display and camera input color mapping.

Also, make sure to check out the Pinout Designer Tool.


Upverter is an online carrier board design tool that simplifies carrier board design and software support at the BSP level. The tool is available on the Toradex developer website:

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